Then she won Miss World. And we Indians were doomed forever. We had to watch her wear one atrocity after another.
The lady has spent over two decades in the film and fashion industries. And yet she has no sense of style or dressing! Every year she goes to spoil what little image there is of India at the Cannes. And this year too. Though of course, one can say she has improved over the years but if this is her pace of improvement, she will have to wait till she’s 100 to catch upto the international ladies.
After so much money, effort, time, how can someone look like that? And this is her ‘best photo’. Why oh why does she wear these shoulderless things? Why oh dear god why does she not have a fashion stylist after so many years in the film/ fashion business? Why dear lord, do we all have to promote her as ‘Indian Face’ to the world across?! No wonder Freida Pinto was such a hit. Anyone after seeing this woman year after year as ‘India’s face to the World’ would think Indians are hopeless. Freida gave them a glimmer of hope. And she was loved. Did you notice the sagging flesh under the arms? The plastic face and the .. *sighs*
No wonder Aishwarya did not want Sonam Kapoor to go to Cannes. After innumerable years she does not have the confidence to allow another woman of lesser experience and certainly no international name and fame to walk after her. And then, Sonam has effortless style and elegance.
Sigh. And yet in India she is still fawned over. I have never understood her dress sense. From the days of Jeans (oops was it Genes?) to Jodha Akhbar. There are ladies who can carry off bling and lots of jewellery. She, IMHO, is not one of them.
But someone, anyone, keep her hands off those dresses. I can predict her choice of clothes:
1. A Gown, preferably with a trail. Not a short dress.
2. Off-shouldered, sweetheart style, never sleeves.
3. Lots of lace, layers, net, if possible starting from below her hips. And sparkle if possible.
4. Colour: White or fluoroscent Pink or virulent green. Nowadays even black is not safe. But thats better.
The clutches she carries are no better. In fact, she is the prime example of how money cant buy you style.
But at least, she wears decent shoes. Not the best, but decent. And she does not fall in 5-6 inch heels. Unlike her newer counterparts in Bollywood. Thats the most positive I can say for the lady – she can wear high heels and match the colours to her outfits, and walk comfortably in them.
That, however, does not make any difference to her Net Score. Shes still a FAIL.
(I have used all her so-called ‘good’ photographs in this post.)
This post was written by me ages ago when the media deluge on Mrs ARB was just too much to bear. However, my opinion on her clothing remains unchanged – media glare or not!
[As mentioned, the views expressed here are my own personal opinions, and though I encourage comments, please bear in mind that my approving them has nothing to do with my approving your thoughts or actions. If I find something particularly distasteful, I will remove it when I am able to.]